To give a gift to The College, please go to our online donations page. We look forward to your gift!
Why does the Annual Fund need my gift each year?
Annual Fund gifts are needed to provide programmes, facilities, resources and financial aid that tuition and public funding alone cannot pay for. It's that simple.
For years, alumni and friends have been an important source of support for The College. Without their support for the Annual Fund, much of what you enjoyed as a student may not have been possible. Your support helps continue the improvement and growth of programmes, services and infrastructure that makes The College of The Bahamas stronger.
As The College works toward university status, giving to the Annual Fund is more vital than ever. It shows that our community supports the good work of The College and our mission of building a better Bahamas for everyone.
How will my gift help?
As an Annual Fund participant, you help The College continue to grow as an incomparable place of higher learning in The Bahamas. You have the option of choosing which area your gift supports, or give to The College's Greatest Needs, where you can be sure your gift supports the most urgent and immediate needs of all students, faculty, staff and alumni. Examples of how your dollars might translate:
Teaching supplies for a Science class
Software for classroom teaching and student presentations
Annual subscription to a reference resource in the Library
Annual study award for field-based student study in Marine Conservation
New computer for the Student Computer Labs
Full set of sports uniforms for COB Basketball or Soccer teams
Teacher training for Faculty Lecturers
When does the Annual Fund drive take place?
The Annual Fund is a year-round endeavour, and donations are accepted at any time. Througout the year, you may be contacted by the Annual Fund for your support; by letter or email, by a student during Phonathon, or by a personal contact from a staff member or volunteer. You can always make a gift at your convenience by using our online donation page.
Can I make an Annual Fund gift in honor of someone special?
If you wish to honor or memorialize teachers, students, alumni, or other special people in your life, you may make gifts to the Annual Fund in their names. Contact the Annual Fund Office (242) 302-4357/6 or email@example.com find out about these and other recognition opportunities.
Can I make my gift to a particular program or person?
Annual Fund gifts are unrestricted donations to The College supporting annual operations. Donations may be directed to The College's Greatest Needs or other general categories.
Donors interested in restricted giving purposes, special giving opportunities, naming opportunties, scholarships, or permanent gifts may discuss their interests with the Office of Development at (242) 302-4303/4454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Annual Fund goal?
The goal of the Annual Fund is to secure the financial participation of as many alumni, faculty, staff and friends as possible. These commitments are very important as they conveys to others that those with the closest connection support the work of The College. This encourages private donors, corporations and foundations, that The College of The Bahamas is worthy of their support as well.
How much difference does my gift really make?
Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes a difference!
It is the combined efforts of hundreds of supporters, sharing what they can afford, that allows The College to grow and improve. As you give each year, it attracts others to follow your lead and donate as well.
Becoming the first university in The Bahamas is a national event and the participation of all our alumni is vital to our success. No one person can do it all. It takes every one of us doing our part to make success happen.
For more questions answered, please contact:
The Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
Oakes Field Campus
T: (242) 302-4357